With a sound about as unique as their name, Giant Flying Turtles are carving a place for themselves in, and beyond, the thriving Brooklyn, New York indie music scene. Their genre bending music has no bounds, inspired by rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and blues this high energy jam quartet will blow you away. They have the uncanny ability to capture audiences small and large, young and old.


Johnny and Calvin met while playing in Kreisor on Teepee Records. They soon found they had a lot in common and started playing as a duo in bars around Brooklyn. It was then that this Maryland Jazz cat and Kansas born Dead Head came to be the musical force they are today. Soon they met drummer Jim Toscano and the chemistry between the three was obvious. In 2016, virtuoso guitarist TJ Jordan joined the group making the sound complete.


Their song "Raven Hair" is featured in the festival favorite One Wall – Kings of Coney Island. Their song "Keep My Dream Alive" is the theme of the film Shining In The Dark which was nominated in The Moscow International Film Festival, and they were invited to perform it there.


They have released a 12-song CD available everywhere, and their second, Waltz To The World, is completed.


Giant Flying Turtles are staunch advocates of music played well, from the heart, and their passionate performances are garnering them a consistently growing fanbase in and around the east coast and beyond.

Calvin Bennett

vocals, upright bass, 6- and 12-string

guitars, cello

Johnny Young

vocals, piano, keyboards, acoustic and

electric guitars

TJ Jordan

guitars, vocals

Jim Toscano

drums, percussion